Top 5 Violin Recordings of All Time
Violinists: Recordings and Performances: What are your personal top 5 faves of all time?
From Giancarlo L
Posted October 23, 2008 at 03:22 AM
What are your personal top 3-5 ultimate violin recordings of ALL TIME?
I suppose its time to do this again. Its getting more and mor eproblematic as tme goes by;)
1) Milstein -Goldmark or Beethoven.
2) Enescu- Unaccompanied Bach.
3) Young Menuhin- Virtuoso works.
4) Szigeti Brahms Concerto (1956)
5) Grumiaux- Mozart Violin Concertos.
From Charles C
Posted on October 23, 2008 at 07:21 AM
1 Milstein: Bach sonatas and Partitas
2 Milstein: Bach sonatas and Partitas
3 Milstein: Bach sonatas and Partitas
4 Milstein: Bach sonatas and Partitas
5 Milstein: Bach sonatas and Partitas
Jaap Schroder - Bach Sonatas and Partitas
Guiliano Carmignola - anything Vivaldi, especially the Four Seasons.
David Nadien - Glazunov Concerto (if you haven't heard it then you just don't know. It almost makes me like the darned piece)
Milstein - Bach Sonatas & Partitas out of respect for how much I used to love this recording until I found Jaap.
1. Beethoven Violin Concerto (Francescatti, Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra, studio recording, one take, 1950).
2. Paganini Violin Concerto #2, Menuhin, Fistoulari, Philharmonia (1955?)
3. Bartok Violin Concerto #2, Gitlis, Horenstein (1955?)
4. Bach Sonatas & Partitas, Grumiaux (sorry guys, I still like the Grumiaux).
5. Elgar Violin Concerto, Heifetz (great, great, great, great, passionate, exciting, and WARM performance)
PS. This is the 5th response. And today is October 23rd. And 2+3 is 5.
What's so magical about 5. I can add dozens more great recorded performances I can't seem to do without. What I don't have is the time to listen to them all.
From Jay Azneer
Posted on October 24, 2008 at 12:42 AM
Beethoven Concerto--Oistrakh, Ehrling
Tschikowsky Concerto--Oistrakh, Kondrashin--1948
Paganini Concerto #1-- Menuhin, Fistoulari
From Kevin Jang
Posted on October 24, 2008 at 05:20 PM
in no order -
1. Heifetz - Scottish Fantasy
2. Milstein - Goldmark Concerto
3. Milstein - Bach S&P
4. Perlman Beethoven with C.M. Guilini
5. Rabin - Paganini 24 Caprices
"honorable mention" - early Menuhin recordings
Francescatti - Beethoven and Paganini concerti
Gingold - Songs without Words
1 Ginette Neveu Sibelius Violin concerto
2 Kreisler Rupp the complete Beethoven violin piano sonatas.
3 James Ehnes Elgar violin Concerto
4 Hilary Hahn Shoenberg violin concerto
5 Kreisler The early version of the Beethoven violin concerto with the Berlin symphonie
1. The Brahms - Grumiaux w/Concertgebuow (search v.com, I have posted it). His other, more well-known recording of the Brahms? Fuhgeddaboudit!
2. The Bruch Gm - Milstein w/Barbirolli
3. The Tchaikovsky - Oistrakh - can't remember which version, I wore it out!
4. The Barber - Robert Gerle (unobtanium?)
5. Devil's Trill - Erica Morini
6. Anything with extra prunes
Goldmark VC Milstein-Blech
Khatchaturian v.c.DFO-Khat. (early recording)
Any Kreisler's piece by Kreisler
What's a DFO?
DFO means David Fedorovich Oistrakh, in other words, David Oistrakh.
Bruch scottish fantasy: Heifetz (first recording, with Susskind)
Lalo symphonie espagnole: Huberman
Rimsky: song of Sadko, transcribed and played by Kreisler.
Beethoven violin concerto: Milstein, Maazel (and Menuhin Furtwängler, live, Berlin P.O.)
Mozart Violin sonatas: Grumiaux with Haskil.
And many more...
Now you could also say:
Milstein: he made the violin sing
Szigeti: he made the violin think
The guy on the left (Titanic): he made the violin sink...
here is the new version for this week.
ASMs recording of the Googlefruitpie concerto.
Heifetz- Castornoodle Tabasco concerto.
Szigeti- Prokofiev concerto no1.
Slowmo Mints- Paginini Caprices.
Podgy- Bach Accompanied Sonatas.